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Imagine a show where glistening performers sport colorful fishnets, tutus and lace-up boots while dancing atop a giant teapot. There is fog everywhere and it’s lit up like the aurora borealis. Fellow guests in intricately-beaded bodices and steampunk couture dance the night away to to best underground dance music — some just sporting a modest pair of pasties. If you are too lazy to imagine this eccentric scene, you can experience it for yourself at Bass Cabaret: the Queen of Pearls’ Mad Tea Party.
Bass Cabaret is as much a dance party as it is a cabaret show, combining burlesque and other circus arts with top DJs spinning booty-shaking bass music. Rooted in both bass music culture and San Francisco’s vibrant performing arts scene, Bass Cabaret is an experience unlike any other. Weaving theatrical elements into a dance party, each event features a distinct theme from an era past — or perhaps one imagined.
Our last party went down like this…
The show in San Francisco, “Bass Cabaret: the Queen of Pearls’ Mad Tea Party,” is an Alice in Wonderland / Through the Looking Glass show and theme party with burlesque acts portraying your favorite characters from the classic novels as well as some new ones. You are encouraged to wear a costume and participate in our alluring adult version of dress-up, enjoying the journey as all of your senses are taken even further down the rabbit hole (how far do you want to go?). More than just a party, Bass Cabaret supports the ideals of Burning Man, rave culture, sex positivity, and women’s empowerment.
Bass Cabaret is pleased to announce RITUAL fashion as a headliner, with their haute couture line of fashion being featured in an avant-garde Wonderland-themed runway show alongside performing artists including pole acrobats, burlesque artists, and bellydancers from Chicago, Los Angeles, and of course, San Francisco.
♠ ♣ What is a cabaret? ♠ ♣
Bass Cabaret is an amazing mash-up of costumes, interactive exhibits, circus arts, performances and electronic dance music. – Examiner
Cabaret is a style of variety entertainment that began in France around the turn of the 19th century, later flourishing in Germany and the United States. It typically includes music, dance, comedy, and short theatrical pieces. Bass Cabaret is a new concept which maintains the old-world charm of a traditional cabaret, combined with a modern taste in music.
♠ ♣ What is the music like? ♠ ♣
Whether you’re into dubstep, trap, glitch or any other soundsystem-rich music — or if you’re more into the titillating and visually inviting elements of the circus arts — Bass Cabaret provides all of the above in one, big 19th-century-inspired costume party. – DJZ.com
We define bass music in loose terms; our flavor is on the sexy side of UK bass, future bass, drum and bass, melodic dubstep, booty bass, deep house, breaks, glitch, mid-tempo, bassline… you get the idea. We provide a well-thought-out lineup of artists that enjoy playing to the crowd and are fun and sexy to watch. Many of these artists are producers and musicians in addition to DJs and they appreciate the full spectrum of Bass Cabaret as an engaging party experience for you. We appreciate perfectly-engineered sound that feels right at a party this size, and features crisp defined highs, tailored mids and thumping lows that you can groove to on Mighty’s beautiful EAW speaker system. Just be sure to put your dancing shoes on and get ready for a booming good time!
Are you ready for the ultimate nightlife experience? Bass Cabaret: Queen of Pearls’ Mad Tea Party is happening on – at Mighty, 119 Utah Street in San Francisco.
A perfect date night or group outing, the upcoming bass music / Alice in Wonderland themed costume party will feature a runway show by RITUAL fashion, new interactive areas including a Mad Tea Party room with a traditional tea service, sexy caterpillar hookah lounge, art installations, exhilarating light displays by John Allbee, and of course some amazing musical and performing arts talent including RITUAL’s Jillian Ann & Cassidy Haley, the “King of Burlesque” Ray Gunn, Jocelyn (Club Exotica), Dulce Vita (Opulent Temple), HANNAH, Carbon & Stardust, Synergy Dance Theatre, and more.
Categories: theater, burlesque, nightlife, date night.
RSVP on the facebook event page to see which of your friends are going.
♠ ♣ RITUAL ♠ ♣
(Jillian Ann & Cassidy Haley)
MAKE LIFE A RITUAL, INC. is a multi-media entertainment and lifestyle brand whose purpose is to cause harmony through evolution by averting the epidemic of apathy that has taken over the human race. RITUAL does not discriminate in their medium — Fashion, Music, Performance, Film — all have the power to break open hearts and make people feel again.
Check out RITUAL’s latest single, Breathe, and their gorgeous clothing line which will be featured onstage at “Bass Cabaret: the Queen of Pearls’ Mad Tea Party” show:
RITUAL was founded by Cassidy Haley and Jillian Ann on an intimate journey home after a whirlwind adventure on the dawn of 2012. Having recently consummated their friendship-turned-love-affair with the assistance of a pretty shaman boy in their bed, they witnessed the sunrise and dreamt of building a pan-sexual, heart-sacred, multi-media empire championing the new age of sexual and spiritual enlightenment through fashion, music, film (and any other art form they could find). As they drove, they sketched designs that would liberate and indulge people’s deepest desires to express themselves. They hummed ideas for songs and sang of their greatest hopes for humanity. A year later their visions became a reality when RITUAL was born.
Our Nov. 22 lineup also includes:
♠ ♣ Ray Gunn ♠ ♣
(2013 King of Burlesque)
Like your morning cup of coffee, he’s strong, black, and keeps you going all day long! Ray Gunn has headlined at burlesque festivals and shows across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand with his smoldering, sexy, and frequently avant garde solo acts. Trained in contemporary dance, acrobatics, capoeira, and pole dancing, Ray Gunn creates imaginative works of strip-tease art that show off his athletic ability and inspired choreography. He served on the creative team of ‘Beggar’s Carnivale’ in St. Louis, was a featured presenter at Burlycon in Seattle, and was recently featured at the Movers, Shakers, and Innovators show at the Burlesque Hall of Fame (BHoF) Weekender in Las Vegas.
♠ ♣ Jocelyn ♠ ♣
(Club Exotica, Booty Trap)
Shakin’ booties across the bay and beyond, Jocelyn’s vibrant personality and skills as a sound track selectress combined with a few of her own ear-worm bass-heavy mixes and her simple desire to turn you “ON” makes for a high-energy show that captures your attention and traps your booty on the dance floor. By communing with the vixen within, Jocelyn channels this energy, adds some bass and creates a booty-infused sauce of guttural, grinding, liquid-lithe mixes. She draws globally from her selection of luscious sounds, using sultry highs with intent to lull dancers into a sonic womb, driving your consciousness deep into your hips, while moving the dancefloor with an entrancing beat and then enticing you back with a love of bass. Working the subs over with her deep syrupy butter, her only intent is to share her love of feeling wild, fun, and yum in life.
As a professional artist and DJ, she has been recognized for her skills and selected for sets alongside Bassnectar, Glitch Mob, Beats Antique, Little Dragon, Thievery Corporation, Ooah, Edit, An-ten-nae, Kalya Scintilla, Plantrae, ALIA, and Random Rab. Most recently, she been producing music under the alias “Liquid Love Drops” whose originals and remixes are characterized by a haunting future liquid bass sound that inspires serpentine movements on the dance floor. Founder of Booty Trap and Co-Creatress of Club Exotica, this girl shakes it up regularly in the bay, pushing the boundaries with not only music and sounds, but also events with her “Jocelyn” touch.
♠ ♣ Dulce Vita ♠ ♣
Enter Dulce Vita (pronounced dol-sie/vee-tah): nationally requested, dance floor approved! In the past year alone, she has played stages in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Boise, Tahoe, and Reno. Using the cross fader as her primary canvas with a signature brand of aggressive intent, she performs a sound all her own – an energetic soundscape peppered with feelgood emotion, including audible hints of nu skool breaks, dubstep, glitch-hop, big beat, chunky electro, filtered disco, tech house, world beats, downtempo, and IDM. Experience a sound that is funky, grooving, grinding, raw, twisted, and hard… all at once!
♠ ♣ HANNAH ♠ ♣
(Bass Frequencies, Violin + Vocals)
Echoing the sounds of the Nordic coast and urban dance halls, cinematic sonic bass producer & violinist HANNAH blends folk songs and improvised instrumental / vocal music with cutting edge electronic sounds. Her sonic palate takes listeners on a mystical journey whose destination is a crossroads between classical and contemporary, organic and man-made, familiar and mysterious.
HANNAH has shared the stage with musical giants such as The Rolling Stones, Kanye West, Bassnectar, MOBY, The National, EOTO, and appears on records by Irma Thomas (Simply Grand), Beats Antique, and Random Rab, among others. With the June 2014 release of her debut solo album, BRYM, her ever-evolving sound is forging new avenues for violin through her unique articulation of evocative and cinematic electronic music.
What should I wear?
If you are from one of the Royal Courts, you should wear something pearly white, ruby red or beautifully black to show your alignment to the various suits. It may be formal, semi-formal, or sophisticated casual, just be sure to look sexy or it’s “off with your head!”
If you are from the Outer Lands you may come as a Victorian / Steampunk doll, a Cheshire cat, a sensuous caterpillar, a Mad Hatter or Hattress, flora or fauna, or reuse your old bunny costume and be a white rabbit.
Costumes are strongly encouraged. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, get creative; any character from Alice in Wonderland / Through the Looking Glass or a seductive red, black, or white getup will do. Think Victorian / Steampunk as that is the era the books were written in, or old English (the Queen of Hearts / Red Queen’s costume draws from the Elizabethan era). You could also be a fantasy character that wasn’t written into the books. The Queen of Pearls is a new introduction to the plot, and you’ll have to wait and see how she plays with the other characters.
Do I need a paper ticket?
No paper ticket is required for this show, you can simply show your emailed receipt on your phone, or we can manually look up your order by last name so long as the name on your reservation matches your photo ID. This party is a 21+ event and valid ID is required for all.
Read our full FAQ here.